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Thursday, February 20 • 8:45am - 4:00pm
(PRE-REG) Health and Physical Education Institute in Canmore

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• Pre-Registration is required.
• This OFF Site program is offered at Our Lady of the Snows Academy in Canmore. Delegates are responsible for their own, round-trip transportation.

Leading teachers in Health and Physical Education in the Palliser District are joining forces with Ever Active Schools and the Health and Physical Education Council (HPEC) to host a Health and Phys Ed Institute at PDTCA in beautiful Canmore. Make sure to pre-register to hold your spot in this full day of active and practical sessions for all grade levels.

Thursday, February 20th will be highlighted by a feature presentation from two-time Paralympic snowboarding athlete John Leslie. John is a cancer survivor who credits his high school Phys Ed teacher with introducing him to snowboarding, living to be active and becoming an ambassador for kids of all ages to find their active passions. The day will also offer your choice of four concurrent sessions.

Schedule of Sessions | Thursday, February 20th

9:00am - 9:45am Active Living Sessions
  • Alberta Medical Association Youth Run Club - Morning Run and Coaches Clinic
  • Turn it Up Tabata with Sabrina Grecu
  • Yoga Level 1 with Kendra Silk
  • Qigong with Katie Mackenzie

10:00am - 10:45am Morning Keynote with John Leslie
  • From Physical Education to Paralympic Snowboarding, and back again

11:00am - 12:00 noon Break-out Sessions
  • Games & Activities to Optimize Self Regulation with Ever Active Schools
  • Field Hockey Fun in Physical Education (Grades 5 - 12) with Jenny Johnson (space for 40 participants, first-come, first-served)
  • Dance: Building Steps to Confidence with Sabrina Grecu
  • How Students Self-Assess their Physical Literacy with Ryan Washburn (space for 20 participants, first-come, first-served)
  • When the Gym is Jammed: Outdoor Games with Rebecca Roantree

12:00 noon - 12:45pm Lunch Break (not provided)

12:45pm - 1:45pm Break-out Sessions
  • Smorgasbord of Low Organized Games with your HPEC Regional Representative, Anne Murphy
  • Tchoukball (en francais) with Francois Rolland
  • Tae Kwon Do in Education: Mental and Physical Balance with Jodie Clease
  • Managing an injured athlete and the importance of rehabilitation following (ACL) reconstruction with Dr. Laurie Hiemstra
  • Ski, Skate and Slide: Teaching Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing through Games and Environments with Ever Active Schools (10 sets of snowshoes available to borrow for non-skiers, please bring your own cross country skis if you wish to ski - please dress appropriately to participate)

2:00pm - 3:00pm Break-out Sessions
  • Mountain Ninjas (Gymnastics and Combatives) with Rebecca Roantree and Kendra Silk (space for 40 participants, first-come, first-served)
  • Rugby Basics for the High School PE Teacher with Ian Higginbottom
  • Energize your Classroom through Daily Physical Activity with Ever Active Schools
  • Feeling caught in the middle? The Sandwich Generation in School Environments: Conversations for School Wellness Leaders with Megan Hunter
  • “TRI” Harder in PE! - How to Implement a Triathlon into your PE Program with Darren Anderson

The HPE Institute will be hosted at Our Lady of the Snows Academy in Canmore - Contact Scott Bailey at Ever Active Schools (scott@everactive.org) for more information or with any questions about pre-registration.

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Thursday February 20, 2020 8:45am - 4:00pm MST
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  Phys. Ed./Health, All Grade Levels